Writers in the Sky offers three different levels of editing--developmental, copy editing, and proofreading for books, articles, and other documents. WITS has edited many books for publishers, several of which became bestsellers in their category. We offer full or partial edits, as well as the opportunity to work with an editor as much or as little as you like.
Typos, grammatical errors, confusing sentence structure and inconsistent writing can prevent your work from being published. As writers and editors, we will work with you to ensure that your writing is ready to present to the world and make a great impression. We will assess your manuscript's market readiness, without charge, to give you an editing estimate. We can also do a full evaluation of your book, assist you with book formatting, and write your query letter and/or book proposal to submit to agents and publishers.
Our editors are able to analyze a book manuscript and mark all technical errors, then return two electronic copies to the client. One will be a redline copy tracking the changes we made. This allows you to accept or reject each change individually. The other will be a clean copy to show how the text will look with all of our suggestions accepted. The editor you work with depends upon the topic of your book (each editor has a preference for and experience with particular genres), as well as who is available to take the project. WITS owner Dana Micheli is available to work with authors of spiritual, metaphysical, New Age or paranormal genres.
Also known as "book doctoring", this editing service is used to coach or guide an author's manuscript to the next level by offering suggestions for improvement. We not only mark errors in the text, we assist you with making changes to strengthen your writing and develop your story or manuscript to its best potential. A developmental editor may rewrite some sections for you. We work with you on all elements of book development, including front matter and back matter.
This service is similar to ghostwriting, but when you hire us to assist you with developmental editing you must provide a rough draft of your manuscript for us to work with. We then serve as a mentor of sorts, helping aspiring authors improve their overall writing skills. The end result is the transformation of your rough draft, which will be a quality manuscript ready for publication.
Our copy editors will go through your manuscript and complete the needed changes, including:
Once your book has been written and edited, it will need a thorough proofread. Our proofreaders will mark all technical errors and return the manuscript to the author as a Word document. The author is responsible for completing the suggested changes.
Proofreading is priced at a rate of $2.50 per 250-word page.